Macra gets DPP nod to squeeze corruption whistleblower with private prosecution

Determined to cover up stinking corruption at Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra), Director General Godfrey Itaye on Thursday engaged an extra gear by obtaining consent from the Director of Public Prosecution to privately prosecute a former employee suspected of whistle blowing into  two multi-million kwacha contracts alleged to have dubiously awarded last year.

Chandiyang’ana: Macra suspects he is a whistle blower and should be prosecuted

Sitting at Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate Court private law firm M&M Global, paid by tax-payers money, produced a letter of consent to prosecute former procurement manager Aitone Chandiyang’ana.

Chief  Resident Magistrate Balaka however adjourned the case to October 9 since Chandiyanga’d lawyer Chancy Gondwe was attending another matter at the Supreme Court of Malawi.

Chindiyangana is suspected to have leaked  details of stinking corruptiom at Macra implicating  Director General Godfrey Itaye, Procurement Specialist Joseph Bauti Ngalawa and Deputy Administration Director Henry Macheso.

The corruption involving up to K135 million fake Fattani Duplicators development calenders, fraudulent fuel claims from Nyambadwe Puma Filling Station, Car track Contract, Color Printers and LED Television sets among others made headlines when the  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and forensic audit experts camped at Macra for weeks on end.

A top leading and experienced lawyer said Macra was hiding behind the Oath of Secerecy Act to engage in rampant corruption, yet the same organisation boasts of an anti corruption policy which encourages employees to whistleblow corrupt issues.

During the hearing, a composed Chandiyangana donning  a black suit and a red neck tie,  he looked at Macra ICT Manager and main witness  Christopher Banda, with a sober gaze.

Magistrate Balaka demanded that all Macra witnesses appear before his court on October 9.

Leading Malawi daily newspaper The Nation blew the alleged corruption story after a series of articles by Nyasa Times online .

The graft-busting body launched its investigations early  after receiving a complaint from a whistle blower on the alleged dealings at Macra.

The ACB is yet to make its findings known, but sources claimed Itaye was using underhand tactics to silence the ACB and Pricewaterhouse who have scathing details of the stinking corruption.

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LEGO
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Who is suppose to be prosecuted here,the one who is involved in a corrupt dealings or a whistleblower?

zikomo
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zikomo

SO Malawi is the only country in the world where its institutions do not comply with corporate governance…..shame!!!!!

M'Malawi Wa Kumudzi
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M'Malawi Wa Kumudzi

When i hear such happenings and stories my heart bleeds and my face is full of tears. Does this mean these thieves pretending CEOs , DPP, ACB/Matemba, Courts/Madam Kachale aka Public Prosecutor, Police and Capital Hill do not have the same blood all Malawians have in the villages? When you look at the levels of poverty in Malawi and hear the whole CEO dragging whistle blower to court for his stinking greedy behavior of stealing from poor Malawians.As am writing this am really crying for my poor Malawi being run by thieves and mafias right from political leadership and even… Read more »

Central
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Central

Matemba why the silence in this case when your [ACB’s] policy encourages employees to whistle blow corrupt practices!! The silence from ACB is on its own a message that those who dare to whistle blow corrupt practices will do that on their own peril and we should know that whatever is happening to Chandiyang’ana will seal minds of many good citizens from exposing evil doers!! Shame on Matemba and shame on ACB! Guys you are there to fill vacancies basi not to serve the nation from corrupt individuals……………………………!!

B.I.G
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B.I.G

The Truth is a seed that can never die. You may trample and stifle it but can’t kill it. Surely, the Truth shall be known one day. May the LORD help and protect Mr. Chandiyangána from these DPP, ACB, MACRA, and COURT CROCODILES.

chimanga Chaponda
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Only unethical organisations prosecute whistle blowers and only unethical courts convict whistle blowers. What ia more important, oath of secrecy or duty to the nation?

Kanganiwamba
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Kanganiwamba

Infact this country needs alot of the type of Chandiyang’ana and the lady/gentleman who leaked the Pioneer report at ACB. We are indebted to such patriotic Malawians.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

And they need to be awarded for their heroic stunt! And protected either by law or something

QueenB
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QueenB

So whistleblowers are not protected in Malawi?

MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

WHERE IS BAKER TILLY FORENSIC
AUDIT REPORT UP THIS TIME ??

Nzika ya Malawi
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Nzika ya Malawi

Mulungu Akutetezani Chifu Bible Likuti Usabe! Enanu Mudzapezeka Mu Coffin Mutamangidwa Ndi Unyolo Wopanda Potsegulira Chifukwa Chofuna Kulemera Ndi Zinthu Zakuba Zoti Mudzazisiyanso Nkungotenga Kansalu Kofunda Basi! Mudzalephera Kuuluka Kukakumana Ndi Yesu Mlengalenga!

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